Cathleen has been creative throughout her life in many ways. Her first career was as a singer/actor/dancer in NYC where she appeared Off-Broadway, in regional theaters and as a featured entertainer on cruise ships. She then moved into the world of corporate communications and advertising at Grey Advertising.
The daughter of an art teacher and niece of a well-known Louisiana artist, Janice Sachse, she had always loved the visual arts but became dedicated to its pursuit in 2007 after taking a class at the New York Botanical Garden in botanical illustration. She has been avidly studying, drawing and painting ever since at the National Academy in NYC, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey and at the DuCret School of Art. She is currently a founding member of Alain Picard's Cultivate. Her work focuses on nature and life: people, animals, plants and the landscape.
For her Portraits with a Purpose initiative, she accepts pet portrait commissions, donating part of her fee to support animal rescue organizations.
Cathleenís work has been exhibited at the SlowArt Gallery in Hudson, NY, in several group shows in New Jersey and at the Mark Twain Library. Cathleen's landscape, Summer Walk at Weir Farm, was recently named First Place in the Adult Division of the Weir Farm Virtual Art in the Park 2020 Competition.
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